Cave rescue Thailand

Cave Rescue Operation

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. (Isaiah 43:1) We were traveling with very limited access to news when reports of the plight of the twelve young soccer players and their coach began to surface. We learned former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Kunan sacrificed his life for them. He was part of the team trying to save them from the water-filled cave in which they were trapped. Wednesday (July 10) we […]

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Rochelle Melander

Meet Rochelle Melander, Author, Coach, Teacher, and Pastor

“The only way to lose in the writing life is to quit writing,” says Pastor Rochelle Melander. I initially met this successful author, teacher and pastor through the small world of female Lutheran clergy who also write. Colleagues of mine told me about another female pastor/author I ought to get to know. Though we share in common that we have both served parishes as pastors, I know Rochelle first and foremost as a very successful […]

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We the people -flag and declaration of independence

Borders and Barriers

In a few days we’ll be out waving flags, grilling burgers and hotdogs, and watching fireworks to celebrate our independence. In the 1600 and 1700’s European countries, especially England, launched hundreds of ships full of immigrants who eventually established what became the United States of America. By the mid-1700’s those immigrants concluded the oppression from the British Empire was intolerable. Patrick Henry’s cry, “Give me liberty or give me death,” resonated with enough people that […]

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Rev. Bob Johnson

What Does It Mean To Pray?

Today’s blog about prayer was written by The Rev. Bob Johnson at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston. It spoke to me, so I asked him if I could share it with you. What Does It Mean To Pray? by The Rev. Bob Johnson I believe in prayer. But I have to admit that I have often been disappointed by it. Back around 1980, when I was still a chemical engineer working for DuPont and […]

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Father’s Day 2018

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare Here we are again – the annual Father’s Day marketing marathon to get us to buy something to prove we approve of our fathers. Oh my. I think fatherhood may be the most misunderstood human relationships we have. What exactly is the role of a father in the twenty-first century? Is it to beget children? We can now beget babies in a lab. […]

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